Her orthopedist has said probably patello-femoral syndrome (growth plates
still marginally open) but acknowledges that the knee
instability isn't consistent with that diagnoses (nor is the intensity of the pain). She says there is nothing more she can do and maybe my daughter will outgrow it.
I am at my wit's end! My daughter cannot do any activities without pain -- walking, swiming, cycling, skiing, horseback riding, etc. -- and is becoming very depressed (we are treating that).